FOTOfusion presented by the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, is an international festival where photos and technology fuse. Professionals and amateurs alike are welcomed to this presentation of digital art exhibitions and multimedia presentations. But it isn't just about the pictures...there are parties, too. From an Opening Reception to a Farewell Bash you can look, learn and even laugh with while attending this unique event. This year's event is the 18th annual and takes place from January 22-26.
Contemporary and culturally diverse, ArtPalmBeach presents works in all forms of contemporary art including painting, sculpture, photography, design, fine art glass, video and installations from modern art to cutting-edge artists and one-of-a-kind works. Considered one of the most influential contemporary art fairs on Florida's Gold Coast, upscale restaurants, espresso bars and VIP areas all combine to make for a unique experience. This five-day event runs from January 23-27.
American International Fine Art Fair
From February 6-10, take in the American International Fine Art Fair, a collection of art and design from many of the most prestigious dealers in the world. Whether your medium of interest is painting or sculpture, antique or contemporary, you will find it here. The event also includes an unparalleled lecture program, curated art tours, VIP events and receptions. Combined with gourmet food, champagne bar and VIP lounge, this is a show to feed the mind and the soul.
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show
The largest show of its kind in the U.S., the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show will once again draw tens of thousands of patrons, private collectors, museum curators, designers and investors from around the globe February 15-19. With the works of more than 180 international dealers, the 2013 show will boast an enviable selection of art, antiques and jewelry. A highlight of this year is the "Hope Designer Showcase," curated by AD100 interior designer, Scott Snyder. An educational free lecture series open to the public further enhances the show and features industry experts offering their extensive knowledge on a variety of captivating topics.
ArtiGras Fine Art Festival
Also, taking place over President's Day Weekend is ArtiGras Fine Art Festival. From its humble beginnings 27 years ago, this arts festival has grown to national acclaim and features artists creating everything from oil paintings and pottery to mixed media sculptures and fine jewelry. This three-day, family-friendly festival has something for even the smallest of budding artists. Live music and food vendors are also on-site to entertain and satisfy February 16-18.
Again, this is just a sampling of the best way to experience art, culture and festivals in Florida. There's a whole lot more, including the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival, Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, Palm Beach International Film Festival, and Delray Affair - just to name a few - start making your plans.